Windows Update Finally Fixes PrintNightmare Vulnerability

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Windows Update Finally Fixes PrintNightmare Vulnerability

The PrintNightmare vulnerability has been a serious problem for Microsoft to deal with, but the company may finally have the situation under control thanks to a new Windows update that it just announced on the Microsoft Security Response Center.

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Microsoft says that it managed to change the default behavior of Point and Print to make it more secure. Now, the Point and Print driver installation and update behavior will require administrator privileges, which should prevent the exploit to the Windows Print Spooler that could be used by malicious individuals to gain administrative privileges in Windows.

An individual was able to use a custom print server to gain access through this exploit. However, with this update, Microsoft says that it can “mitigate the publicly documented vulnerabilities in the Windows Print Spooler service.”

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